In response to Russian and Venezuelan state bank Evrofinance Mosnarbank's financing of Nicolas Maduro's Petro cryptocurrency and state oil company PdVSA, the U.S. Treasury has listed and blocked all transactions related to the bank; Evrofinance was a key vehicle for early investors purchases of the oil-backed cryptocurrency - Link
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Bitmain’s filing to list its initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) will seemingly reach the end of its six-month expiration window today, as a Dovey Wan noted on Twitter; HKEx listing rules create a six-month window for any application to proceed to Listing Committee hearings; Bitmain's filed on September 26, 2018 and has apparently reached the end of HKEx approval window without confirmed reports of a Committee hearing, which would render the application obsolete - Link
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Sponsy launched an initial coin offering in 2017, but did not sell a single token. Now Ivan Komar, the project's founder, is attempting to sell the token project's brand and codebase on eBay; the listing mentions that the buyer will receive "solid social presence", legal documents, and "thousands of lines of code"- Link
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20,000 of Tron's Justin Sun's 50,000 new Twitter followers are likely fake, according to researcher Geoff Golberg; analysis reveals almost half of the new followers are extremely similar and uniform in consistency, pointing towards software creation; leading signs include all the accounts following few people, were just created, and have few tweets - Link
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The four week window given by the Indian Supreme Court to the government for a cryptocurrency regulation framework is coming to a close on March 29th; the window was issued on February 25th to provide a final impetus for wrapping up the slow progress; the Supreme Court will not hear any cases relating to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) ban on banking with crypto related businesses at this time - Link
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A project management position for blockchain and digital asset initiatives at Citigroup has closed, according to The Block; the position's job requirements point toward a larger role of the technologies in the bank's future for driving "multiple internal and external engagements," although no specific projects are addressed - Link
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